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Old 30 September 2019, 09:07
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I have an opportunity to pick up a SCAR in 7.62 brand new unfired for $2,500. Buddy won it in an auction and wife says no way.

Good deal? Seems to be a $3,100 rifle....thoughts?
Since thats about 1/16th of a tank of boat fuel - I say no brainer
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Old 30 September 2019, 18:54
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I didnt realize these things were that expensive now.
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Old 30 September 2019, 20:11
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Alternative: HK91, about $2K. $1800 is a deal. Cut that in half if you go with a PTR91, but do your reading before going that route, all PTR91's were not created equal. If you have a good quality surplus parts set, (about $500, Greek, Turk or Porto license, no Paki) TPM Outfitters can roll you an American made flat and do a build on your parts. Trigger job, $50, Heavy Buffer $75. (Bill Springfield for both) Welded rail and flapper mag release done by TPM Outfitters. Welding that rail on there will necessitate a refinish anyway, so have it re-marked "G3" and have your tuned semi pack installed in a Navy G3 select fire housing. (Still semi of course) Consider having the HK21/23 MG receiver reinforcements welded in since refinishing anyway. Don't know what TPM cill charge you for all or some of that but whatever it is you can count on the work being top notch (they built my MP5SD) and when you see the finished product you will know where your money went. The welded rail is a game changer for that gun, now you can use whatever optic/sighting device/NV you please. HK91 is known for accuracy so you are not losing anything there to the SCAR.

The last evolution of the G3 had a welded on cartridge case deflector (your right flank is covered by your ejected brass if you are engaging to your front, some people don't like that....) as part of the upgrade, anyone does the build above, let me know and I will send TPM one of these deflectors to be installed on your gun.

Mags are $5, not $50. 20/$100 instead of 2/$100.

Or an AR-10. PMAGS $20.
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Old 1 October 2019, 06:11
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If you trust this gentlemen, I'd pick it up.

Great firearm but, your going to need a new trigger.

I have the MK16s w/an Innovative Arms mini-grunt suppressor.

This past weekend. Shooting kneeling supported off a V-TAC barrier. 200yd steel left to right, 250yd plate center. 300yd steel right to left.

https://youtu.be/iMGYRi7S3_Q

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Old 6 October 2019, 21:12
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Almost thinking, might be a "hint" of a .308 vs 5.56 informal SOCSHOOT...bullpups included of course.

Off the barrier, timed..run all the steel out to 500yds?

Panteo Sportsmans Club.

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Almost thinking, might be a "hint" of a .308 vs 5.56 informal SOCSHOOT...bullpups included of course.

Off the barrier, timed..run all the steel out to 500yds?

Panteo Sportsmans Club.

Good shooting
I thought that range looked familiar......
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Old 22 October 2019, 19:36
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More to follow

..in a new thread.

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I bought the one listed above and have a 308 reticle ACOG coming from Brownell's for it. Standby.
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Well to answer the OP's question... it depends... and how far down the rabbit hole you want me to go..

the SCAR is a good gun? yes. It is a $3500 gun? (it costs a mere fraction of that to build) no. Does it break when suppressed, yes. Does it break optics? yes cheap stuff. Is it a hoot to shoot? yes
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The one guy who needs to weigh in on this does
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Old 23 October 2019, 18:48
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I bought the one listed above and have a 308 reticle ACOG coming from Brownell's for it. Standby.
Well, if you have any questions. Let me know.

Just off the top of my head:
-Getting a 62"lbs torque T wrench & a good T25 Torx socket, is not a bad idea. (ie change your barrel or take it off to do a really good cleaning/lube).
-That rubber band thingy, on my buttstock (ie in one of the previous pics). You'll figure out why it's there, after your 1st shoot...old Ragnar stuff I had laying around:)
-Midwest Gun Works, is pretty much the best OEM parts POC around and they have a good mil/LE discount.
-Geissle super SCAR trigger. Put it in. Several u-tube vids on it.

Have fun..it is a beast:)

Good shooting
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A tad bit off topic, but not really....

Sold my "high end" .308 M1A for $3,200 the other day. That sorta made it high end to me

Downside is that I won't be able to shoot alongside DH anymore...
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Old 23 October 2019, 19:40
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Does it break when suppressed, yes.
Any thoughts on tweaking the gas port? I shoot suppressed with the switch in the normal position, hard to find good info online, although my google fu is notoriously shitty.
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Old 23 October 2019, 23:25
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Downside is that I won't be able to shoot alongside DH anymore...
That ebonized stock you made for me for my SOCOM 16 is one of my prized possessions. It draws attention every time I whip it out at the range. "Cool....how did you do that?"

You can shoot it anytime you want....the rifle is half yours, after all!
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Old 25 October 2019, 06:03
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You can shoot it anytime you want....the rifle is half yours, after all!

How about this weekend... down in western NC? It'll be fun, as I've got snacks and a few drinks, too.
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